Finally, Renault revealed today the brand new Twingo Gordini R.S., a brand new vehicle that marks the revival of the legendary Gordini brand from the French manufacturer. As you can see from the photos, the new vehicle features a Malte Blue lacquered metallic finish, plus two white racing stripes, keeping with tradition.
Also, the front and rear bumpers by black details, in contrast with the foglamps surroundings, exterior mirror housings and the lip spoiler, all in white finish. The kit is completed by a choice of either blue or black diamond effect 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels.
Inside we have Renault sport buckets which deliver extra lateral support and have a black quilted Gordinig badge, blue leather door panel inserts, blue and black leather steeringwheel with two white stripes to indicate the centre point, blue gearlever bellows and Gordini-badged gearlever knob, blue rev-counter with white surround, trimmed dashboard cowl with visible stitching.
Under the hood we find the 1.6-liter petrol engine capable to deliver 133 hp (found also on the Twingo 133 Cup).
With a total sales figure of 140,700 units from January until October 31, the Twingo continued to enjoy its success in the European A-segment. Sales rallied 20 percent from the same period in 2008. About 83,000 units were sold in France alone, showing an increase of 53 percent year-over-year.
As a result, Twingo has been considered as the best-selling small city car for two consecutive years and represents one of every three units sold by the brand. Particularly, the Twingo Gordini Renault Sport version is the best-selling small sporting models of the segment, promoting the dynamic image of Twingo.
The Twingo Gordini R.S. is aimed at customers looking for a sporty vehicle perfected with a distinctive design. It is a perfect blend of Twingo's best features with a classic French touch.
In addition, the Twingo Gordini R.S.’s features include Malte Blue or Pearlescent Black metallic coating, black diamond-effect 17-in. aluminium alloy wheels, automatic headlamp activation and rain sensor, automatic climate control, fully disconnectable ESP, cruise control with speed limiter, MP3 playback and separate display, 80W radio-CD with fingertip steering-wheel-mounted remote control, independent sliding rear seats for a boot capacity of 285dm3 to 959dm3 (VDA), RCA connectivity for MP3 players, and extra-tinted rear glass.